Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by EK91YJ, July 8, 2010.
i'm looking for a wiring diagram for the stereo in a 1996 explorer
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Found this on the web, can't vouch for it's authenticity, but it's a start: Hope it helps you out.
1996 Ford Explorer Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Green/Violet
Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/Light Green
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: Orange/Blue
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Blue (If Equipped)
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A
Front Speakers Size: N/A
Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green/Orange
Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink
This was found on the web also: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_can...Diagram_for_a_1991_through_1998_Ford_Explorer
thanks but now i have another problem. is there a way to by pass the stock amp so i can you my aftermarket stereo? my problem is that i cant find the speaker wire colors on the plug. i know those are right though.
Did you try searching in the Explorer Audio & Navigation section?
I just replaced my front door speakers on my '96 Sport today, and the colors are different from those mentioned here. The right front speaker wires are white/green stripe and purple, and front left are light blue/white stripe, and orange/green stripe if I recall correctly. Doesn't matter if you get + and - mixed up so long as the + coming out of the stereo terminates on the + terminal of the speaker aka long as the same wire is used. Colors are irrelevant so long as you remember where they go.